Driving with a Suspended License
When your license is suspended, life does not stop. School and work continue, and those soccer practices…well, they continue, as well. However, driving with a suspended license can entail bigger consequences than many motorists realize.
Common Reasons for Driver’s License Suspension
In Alabama, there are several reasons for which your license may be suspended, or withdrawn, translating into not being allowed to drive until and unless your license is reinstated. Common reasons for a suspended license include, but are not limited to:
- refusing a sobriety test,
- accumulating 12 or more points in a two-year period, or
- driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
5 Consequences of Driving with a Suspended License in Alabama
Under Alabama law, driving with a suspended license is considered a misdemeanor offense punishable by:
- a fine between $100 and $500
- up to 180 days in jail,
- impoundment of your vehicle upon being charged,
- potential additional six months of license suspension, and
- a required, additional $50 penalty.
Plus, once your license is eligible for reinstatement, you must apply for a new Alabama driver’s license.
Need Legal Advice?
Though you may believe that you are making the right decision by driving on a suspended license, it is considered a serious offense with legal repercussions. Be sure to retain legal representation to ensure you complete the various, required steps to move toward reinstatement at the earliest possible time. Contact the MSN attorneys for legal advice.